Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006 Discussion, Free rims and dropped it 4"/5" in Cadillac Escalade Forums; This is my 04 Escalade, 6.0 AWD. I've slowly been piecing my suspension together. Finally got it all together, and ...
This is my 04 Escalade, 6.0 AWD. I've slowly been piecing my suspension together. Finally got it all together, and installed it over the weekend.
For the front:
3/4 Ton Keys in Front 1" to 3" Lower
Bilstein shocks f4-be5-6500-h0
Eibach Sway Bar
McGaughy's 2" Drop Spindles
For the rear:
Airlift Inner Spring Rear Helper Bags
Bilstein shocks f4-be5-6501-h0
Belltech 5" Rear Coil Springs
Belltech Rear Shock Extenders
DJM 3/4" Urethane Rear Bump Stops
DJM Free Travel Mod
Eibach Sway Bar
To bypass the factory air suspension, I just disconnected the battery, pulled the RTD (Real Time Dampening) fuse under the hood, and everything works fine.
ALSO, last week, some guy offered to trade me my stock 17's for his 20's, so I did. I don't really care for them, but they'll do for now until I get my 07-09 Escalade OEM 22's. They are the Boss 315's with 275/55/20 tires.
Anyways, onto the pics...
The rear should come down a little bit more once the springs settle. The front I had to raise up an inch or so because it was rubbing bad, but it's nice to know I can go lower. The front sway bar I purchased was for the 07-09 body style (bought set off craigslist, rear was correct) so I'm selling it and have the correct bar on the way. Blacking out my rear tail lights and 3rd brake light over the next few days.
Very nice! I like the look of the OEM front grill painted black, I'm gonna try that on mine, the gray is starting to show some age. Won't upgrading to 22's cause more rubbing issues? Those 20's look great. I wanted to upgrade to 20's, but I find the ride harsh enough with the factory 17's. Roads here are bad...